Venice may not be the only historic city threatened by rising ocean waters caused by climate change. Jamestown, the first successful English colony in America, may soon be under water. Christopher Joyce of NPR's All Things Considered has the audio story. (photos)
Many of the structures and artifacts have been left buried to preserve them and are now in danger of being swallowed by the ocean. "We always knew that the island was at some point going to be in danger of being covered over, but we were thinking it's another 100 years, another 150 years. You know, it could be much — closer," said Dorothy Geyer, a natural resource specialist for the National Park Service at Jamestown.